Monday, November 10, 2014

Run Into the Light // John 3

"This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed." 
   - John 3:19-20

This verse really hit me hard today during my morning bible study. Constantly, I put off repenting what I've done wrong and trying to change, because quite honestly, I like what I'm doing, and I don't want to change to God's way. So often we see the light, but put off running to it, knowing very well that we are sinning, but don't want to give that up. 

Now don't get me wrong, we all have sinned, and are sinning constantly, because we're human! But when we are willingly sinning, and knowingly running away form what we know is right, we have a real problem. 

My friends, don't run from the light just because your evil deeds seem comfortable and fun. and do not be afraid to run to God with your sin, for He loves us and forgives us with His amazing grace. When we are so caught up in sin, the farther we drift from the Lord, We're afraid He'll be angry at us, won't accept us, and worse yet, will want us to give up our sin. So we skip our devotions that night, and then that morning. Next thing we know it, our bible hasn't been opened in weeks. Church becomes a guilt session, and when at youth group, you can't look your leaders in the eye when they ask how your the relationship is with Christ. 

Don't let your evil deeds and sin cause your relationship with the Lord become damaged, but instead, run into God's everlasting light and know He will forgive you. 

With Love, 


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bake With Me // Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Hello everyone,

I am very much a homebody, thus my weekends are normally spent in my room catching up on school, lounging around, and quite honestly, being lazy and not doing much productive activity. Even the school that I'm suppose to finish lays on my desk untouched while I watch Cupcake Wars and drool over the delicious deserts everyone is making. It's a habit I'm trying to break, though I'm obviously not trying too hard, for here I am, typing away about how I should do homework and be productive. Oh well.

Anyways, enough with my rambling, This particular morning I was feeling extra motivated. Again, not to do school, but to bake, Watching Cupcake Wars was just too much for me, so I got to work. Of course, I didn't make a cupcake, as you can see. I wanted my cupcakes to look perfect and pretty, but I didn't have any way to frost them nicely and only 11 cupcake liners were stashed in my family's baking box, so I had to substitute for muffins. It's save to say, though, they were amazingly yummy and quite satisfying, 


1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 large mashed bananas
1 egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup milk
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350
Grease one tray of muffin cups (You can line them too, but mine came out much better when greased.)
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients.
Blend the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients.
Add chocolate chips. 
Fill each cup 3/4 full with batter.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until brown.

This recipe should make 12-16 muffins. They're super moist and go perfectly with a good cup of tea or coffee.

Now I'm off to eat some muffins and tackle some homework, wish me luck!


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